WWE tonight released the first concrete information on Randy Orton since he was missed house shows and the Raw before Hell in Cell without warning. That absence triggered a complete overhaul of the Kickoff match for that show, and seemingly left Dean Ambrose without a feud mate for the next few months.
After a couple of weeks filled with rumors about how The Viper sustained/aggravated the shoulder injury, WWE.com posted some news tonight - and it's not good.
"Randy has suffered from a dislocated shoulder. He's had chronic problems with his shoulder, and a recent MRI that was done found he has a Bankart lesion in his shoulder, some stretched ligaments and a partially torn rotator cuff," WWE physician Dr. Steve Daquino told WWE.com. "At this point it's a matter of when he dislocates the shoulder again, and not if. Surgery seems imminent, and recovery time for such a surgery would be four to six months."
They're keeping open the possibilty of using Bray Wyatt as the kayfabe reason for Orton's absence, which adds to a successful rebuilding of his aura for his current program with Undertaker.
So Randy may have an angle to return to...but it looks like probably won't be until after WrestleMania 32.